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dc.contributor.authorLaufs, Julian
dc.contributor.authorBowers, Kate
dc.contributor.authorBirks, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Shane D
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-16T23:59:27Z
dc.date.available2020-08-16T23:59:27Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn1043-9463
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10439463.2020.1791862
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/396468
dc.description.abstractAs literature around policing and society grows, there is increased use of, and focus upon the concept of police ‘demand’. The concept itself, however, is ill-defined and no consensus exists about how it should be measured. This paper addresses these issues by undertaking a scoping review of literature on the topic, and by exploring how demand has been conceptualised in both academic and practitioner communities. The review reveals that while key interdependencies between police demand and supply are widely discussed, they are often analysed in isolation. To add to the academic discussion of police demand, the paper introduces a comprehensive conceptualisation including the various forms police demand can take and the different manifestations of drivers for police demand. Subsequently, it outlines several approaches that might be levied to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of demand management approaches. These include the consideration of trade-offs that need to be considered. For example, there is a need to balance any resources allocated to deal with proactive demand reduction and that necessary for (reactive) response. Considering the dynamics of police demand and–by necessity–supply through the lens of complex adaptive systems we propose potential ways forward that capitalise on this framing.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherRoutledge Journals, Taylor & Francis Ltd
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPolicing and Society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and Administration
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial Work
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1602
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1605
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1607
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsCriminology & Penology
dc.subject.keywordsPolice demand
dc.subject.keywordsscoping review
dc.subject.keywordspolicing
dc.titleUnderstanding the concept of 'demand' in policing: a scoping review and resulting implications for demand management
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationLaufs, J; Bowers, K; Birks, D; Johnson, SD, Understanding the concept of 'demand' in policing: a scoping review and resulting implications for demand management, Policing and Society, 2020
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.date.updated2020-08-13T03:31:14Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2020 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorBirks, Daniel J.


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